Rockstar has confirmed that a new Grand Theft Auto is ‘well underway.’
We knew it was happening—I mean, obviously it was happening—but now it’s official: Rockstar has confirmed that a new Grand Theft Auto is coming.
“With the unprecedented longevity of GTAV, we know many of you have been asking us about a new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series,” the studio said in the latest Grand Theft Auto community update.
“With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered—and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway. We look forward to sharing more as soon as we are ready, so please stay tuned to the Rockstar Newswire for official details.”
There’s no indication of a release target, although the great likelihood is that it’s still a long way off. In January, analysts predicted that the next Grand Theft Auto game wouldn’t be out until sometime in Take-Two Interactive’s 2024 fiscal year, dropping it sometime between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. If precedent holds, PC gamers may have to wait even longer: The PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 4 and 5, and Red Dead Redemption 2, all came out well after the initial console releases: Eight months in the case of GTA4, and more than a year for GTA5 and Red Dead 2.